Mutton nawabi korma

                                       MUTTON NAWABI KORMA / MUTTON REZALA


  • Mutton with bones – 750 grams
  • Fresh curd – 1 or 1 ½ cup [not sour ]
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  • Onion – 2 big
  • Green chilli – 4 or 5 or as per taste
  • Oil + ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Few whole garam masala – pepper ,bay leaves ,clove, cardamom, jeera, cinnamom, staranise
  • Garam masala pwdr – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Kewra water – few drops [ must ]


  1. Chop ,clean wash and rinse the mutton pieces .
  2. Soak the mutton in water for 5 – 10 minutes to remove the blood in it.[ this helps in removing the raw smell from meat ]
  3. Rinse and drain off the excess water by squeezing .
  4. Add the curd and mix well , marinate it for minimum 1 hr or even overnight will do .
  5. Make a fine paste of onion + ginger garlic paste + green chilli .


Heat oil + ghee in a cooker , add the whole garam masala and let it splutter .[ it should not burn ]

Add the onion paste and fry till raw smell leaves .

Add garam masala pwdr and fry.

Add the marinated mutton and mix well .

Stir fry for a minute  .

Adjust salt .

Add ½ or 1 cup of water .[ optional ]

Close the pressure cooker and cook on medium flame upto 1 whistle .

After the first whistle lower the flame to lowest .

Now cook for 15 to 20 minutes till the meat becomes tender.

Open the cooker after the pressure is released naturally.

Open and add the kewra water .

Garnish with fried onions.

Serve hot with pav ,soft naan,biryani ,pulao


*** This recipe was shared by my friend Moushumi Mukherjee 


  1. For more flavour ,use fried onions to make the paste
  2. U can add few strands of saffron soaked in little milk.
  3. More the marination better the taste.
  4. The gravy will be thin with oil floating on top.
  5. Instead of green chilli you can add pepper pwdr and ur kalimiri gosht is ready
  6. U can garnish with blanched badam slivers or fried cashew .

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